Alison Weinlaeder, founder and CEO of Cardiomelon, is a licensed speech-language pathologist with specialized training in assessing and treating adult cognitive-linguistic disorders secondary to stroke, concussion, traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s dementia. She is an outpatient speech-language pathologist for Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute at United Hospital in St. Paul.
Her clinical background includes working at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Regions Hospital and Fairview Southdale Hospital. Weinlaeder completed her graduate studies in speech-language-hearing sciences at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she discovered her love of studying brain healing and improvement in Dr. Mary Kennedy’s NeuroCognitive Communication Lab. Weinlaeder created Cardiomelon to empower adults to take control of their cognitive and physical health through accessible and affordable brain and body exercises.
Often bored with routine fitness programs, she found her niche combining her love of fun and interactive physical activity with a passion for helping others improve their brains. She keeps her brain and body active by playing with her 3- and 5-year-old daughters, reading and listening to books, connecting with friends and family, walking her dog Brenda, learning new words in different languages, trying new recipes, writing with her left hand, playing the piano and exploring parks and museums in the Twin Cities.